JULY 2014  
Move It! 100 Miles in 
100 Days Challenge
Essex Heritage and the YMCA of the North Shore encourage you to get out, get active and move it! Take the 
Move It: 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge and earn prizes when you log the miles you walk, run, bike or swim from July to October. Get fit, get active--one mile at a time... Start to Move It!
Trails & Sails
Trails & Sails 2014

September 19-21 & September 26-28, 2014


Mark your calendars now to join us to once again celebrate our region's distinctive history, breathtaking landscapes and hidden gems! Thanks to new and returning event hosts, more than 150 events have been scheduled for the Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water, taking place September 19-21 & September 26-28, 2014.


Coming soon: The full listing of events will go live online at www.trailsandsails.org on August 1!


Trails & Sails 2014 is generously sponsored by: 


With Thanks to Eastern Bank:
A Presenting Sponsor of Trails & Sails 2014
Eastern Bank is not only a long term partner of hundreds of local organizations, but they have also supported Essex Heritage since the very beginning of our Heritage Area, and are a proud presenting sponsor of the 13th annual Trails & Sails. Essex Heritage works tirelessly to coordinate these two weekends of free events to showcase the best of the Heritage Area and promote the quality of life across Essex County. With Eastern Bank's continued support we are able to keep Trails & Sails a FREE public outreach celebration. Thank you!
Along the Essex Coastal
Scenic Byway

The 90-mile coastal route from Lynn to Salisbury


Tour d'Elegance Returns to Byway

The Byway will once again be the setting for the annual Tour d'Elegance. Slated for Saturday, July 26, many of New England's finest classic cars will drive a 40-mile coastal route from Beverly to Newburyport. The tour is organized as part of the Misselwood Concours d'Elegance, the region's premier boutique car show held at the Endicott College's Misselwood Estate. Read More.


17th Century Saturdays

More than a dozen historic First Period structures throughout the Byway communities will be open to visitors for special hours on the first Saturday of each month through October. Many of these sites are rarely open to the public and represent America's most comprehensive collection of buildings from our first century of European settlement. Learn more.


A Kid's Guide to Cape Ann

Cape Ann is chock full of kid friendly activities to keep families entertained all summer long. From camps to libraries and art to athletics, many of these activities are now compiled in a handy booklet available online.


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Partnership Grant Spotlight

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

The museum's summer exhibit, "The Building of the Schooner Mayflower in 1921," is the last of four free seasonal exhibits "re-presenting" the museum's key, long term programs and one-day events celebrating Essex history. The novel strategic initiative expands the public's access to and understanding of the museum's core interpretive programming. The prior exhibits have featured gravestones, canines at sea and coastal ecology (river and marsh).

Heritage Education Spotlight

Chorale in the Community
As part of the Essex Heritage and National Park Service Park for Every Classroom program, Swampscott Middle School Music Director, Jennifer Bowler, worked with her chorale students throughout last school year to investigate the role of a musician within their community. Not only did the students have a chance to meet with local professional musicians, they went on to launch their own mentorship program and music workshop! Learn more.
Wanted: Pioneers!

Now is the time to nominate a Pioneer in Partnership (PIP)! Every fall, Essex Heritage recognizes individuals and/or organizations that have shown leadership in building partnerships that preserve and enhance the heritage of the region. This year, Essex Heritage will present the PIP Awards at our Fall Meeting, to be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 8 AM - 10 AM, at The Governor's Academy in Byfield. Learn more and submit a nomination: download a 2014 PIP Nomination Form (pdf). 


"I Heart Heritage" is a new interview series highlighting and celebrating Essex Heritage's diverse community of partners and supporters. This month, we sat down with Kate Luchini, Executive Director of the Lynn Museum, to ask her about her view of Essex Heritage and why she loves the Heritage Area. Read Kate's full interview!
Essex Heritage Named
"Best of New England"
"Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence", a film produced by Essex Heritage and shown daily at the National Park Service Regional Visitor Center in Salem, was recognized as an "Editors' Choice" winner in Yankee Magazine's May/June Best of New England issue. The magazine also named Trails & Sails a "favorite maritime festival" and devoted a prominent feature story to the regular Trails & Sails tours of the Salem Marine Society's "Ship's Cabin" atop the Hawthorne Hotel. Read on.
Special Thanks to Our Corporate Members


Essex Heritage extends special thanks to our new and renewing Corporate Members -- businesses who believe in our mission.


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In This Issue
Move It! 100 Miles/100 Days
Trails & Sails Update
Along the Coastal Byway
Partnership Grant Spotlight
Heritage Education Spotlight
Wanted: Pioneers!
I Heart Heritage!
Thanks to Corporate Members

Hey, Hot Shots!


Don't forget to snap photos for the 2014 Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest while you're out soaking up some summer sun and enjoying any adventures or events in the Heritage Area (including all those listed below!). Submit your Photo Contest entries by December 1, 2014 to win! Learn more.

Sunflowers at Colby Farm, Newbury by Stanley Slysz
Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events

Saturday, July 12, 9 AM
* Track Move It miles from this event!

Saturday, July 12
9 AM - 4 PM

Bay Circuit Trail Work Day with the Appalachian Mountain Club

* Track Move It miles from this event!


Sunday, July 27, 1 - 3 PM
* Track Move It miles from this event!

Saturday, August 2
10 AM - 4 PM
* Track Move It miles from this event!

Thursday, August 7

6:30 PM

Yankee Homecoming 5K, Beverly, YMCA of the North Shore Road Race Series

* Track Move It miles from this event! 

Saturday, August 9
8 AM - 12 PM

Heritage Happenings


Throughout Essex County

1st Saturdays thru October 4

17th Century Saturdays


Thursdays, July 10 & 17
6 PM

Saturdays, thru 
September 27, 10 AM - 2 PM

Saturdays, July 12, August 2 & October 4


2nd Fridays, thru November

10 AM - 3 PM

Historic Properties of Danvers Tour



Sundays, July  13 & 27
10 AM - 4 PM


Saturdays, thru October 18
9 AM - 12 PM


Thursdays, thru October 9

3 - 6 PM

Cape Ann Farmers' Market


Sunday, July 10

6:30 PM

Picasso's Gang-- Dinner

Fridays, July 11, July 25, &
August 8, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Sundays, thru August 10
5 - 7 PM


Saturdays, thru October 25 

9 AM - 1 PM

Haverhill Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, thru 
October  29,10 AM - 5 PM


Saturdays, 7 PM & 

Sundays, 2 PM, thru August

Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series



Saturday, July 12, 10 AM

Family Concert: Bohemian Quartet



Thursdays, thru October 23

3 - 7 PM

Salem Farmers' Market



Saturday, July 19

10 AM - 4 PM

Wenham Museum's Annual Military History Day

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News from the Essex National Heritage Area is a monthly electronic newsletter for members, non-members and site partners of Essex Heritage. Our mission is to raise the visibility of the Essex National Heritage Area and all its historic, cultural and natural resources, and our ongoing activities. Articles that are 150 words or less and fit the editorial scope of our newsletter may be submitted to Essex Heritage for publication. We reserve the right to select an article or portion of an article whose content is found appropriate and edit it for publication.